developerWorks: High-Availability Middleware on Linux, Part 1

“Maintaining maximum system uptime is increasingly critical to
the success of on demand computing. Unfortunately, many
off-the-shelf solutions for high availability (HA) are expensive
and require expertise. This series of five articles offers a
lower-cost alternative to achieving HA services using publicly
available software.

“The step-by-step procedures in this series show how to build a
highly available Apache Web server, WebSphere MQ queue manager,
LoadLeveler cluster, WebSphere Application Server cluster, and DB2
Universal Database on Linux. A systems administrator can learn to
use and maintain this system with minimal time investment. The
techniques described in this series also apply to any number of
services on Linux…”

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